April 17, 2001

Expert to speak on sustainable development movement May 8

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.―Pamela Chasek will give a talk titled “Negotiating Survival: A Progress Report on the Sustainable Development Movement" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at Middlebury College. A consultant to the United Nations Environment Program from 1995-1997 and the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development from 1999-2000, Chasek is assistant professor of international politics at Manhattan College. Her talk is the 2001 Christian A. Johnson lecture. The event will take place at the Center for International Affairs in the Robert A. Jones House on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125). Admission is free.

Chasek is also the founder and editor of Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations. A member of the Middlebury class of 1983, she earned a master’s degree in 1990 and a doctorate in 1994 at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Chasek’s recent publications include "Earth Negotiations: Analyzing Thirty Years of Environmental Diplomacy" and "The Global Environment in the Twenty-First Century: Prospects for International Coopertion."

Her visit is co-sponsored by several Middlebury College organizations—the Christian A. Johnson Economics Chair, the international studies program, the environmental studies program, and the Career Services Office. For more information, contact Professor of Political Science David Rosenberg at 802-443-5612

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